As the death toll rose to three after a 55-year-old woman today succumbed to her injuries sutained during the firing in Handwara, 85 km from Srinagar, in Kupwara district yesterday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti raised the matter with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who assured her that a probe will be initiated and the culprits will be punished.
     
Describing the firing incident as "very unfortunate", Mehbooba, who is on her maiden visit to Delhi after assuming the post of chief minister, said she raised the matter with Parrikar.
     
"I spoke to Defence Minister. He assured me that a probe will be initiated and the culprits will be punished.
    
"At the same time the families(of the victims) will be compensated. Such incidents should not happen in the future," she told reporters in Delhi.

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